Hours after announcing his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has signed with Steinberg Sports and Entertainment.
#TUA Happy to welcome @AlabamaFTBL @Tuaamann QB Tua Tagovailoa gifted franchise QB w great character to @SteinbergSports @chriscabott parents Galu and Diane did great job! pic.twitter.com/SQRgIjwvYB
— Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) January 6, 2020
Interestingly enough Tagovailoa will be joining Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes adding another high profile passer to the agency.
Tua Tagovailoa has signed with @leighsteinberg for his NFL representation, who also represents Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 6, 2020
Mahomes was one of the thousands of people who sent well wishes to Tagovailoa when he suffered a dislocated hip against Mississippi State.
Prayers up @Tuaamann hope this is just a minor setback in a bright future!
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) November 16, 2019
Although he is still going through rehab, Tagovailoa is confident that he will be making a return to the football field in 2020.
“I’m optimistic that I’ll be able to play this upcoming season,” said Tagovailoa during his press conference. “But I think for me right now, I’m more so worried about getting better as soon as possible and see what I can do — if I can do a pro day, if I can’t do a pro day. It’s really all dependent on what the doctors have to say to teams and what the results come back as.”
Tagovailoa is currently rated as the third overall prospect and the second-best quarterback according to ESPN analyst Mel Kiper’s draft board.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77